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William wants ivory in 'Buckingham Palace destroyed'

Prince William wants all ivory in the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace to be destroyed, according to a leading primatologist.

Leading primatologist Jane Goodall told the Independent on Sunday that the Duke of Cambridge had told her he would "like to see all the ivory owned by Buckingham Palace destroyed".

The Duke of Cambridge wants all ivory in the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace to be destroyed, according to reports. Credit: PA Wire

Prince Charles has reportedly also asked for all ivory items at his Clarence House and Highgrove homes to be removed during the last few years.

Charles and William called on the world to turn its back on illegally traded animal parts like ivory and rhino horn in a video appeal earlier this month.

Illegal trade in animal parts such as rhino horn, tiger parts and elephant tusks is worth more than an estimated £11.5 billion each year.